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Lexington Yearling Sale Concludes

Published: October 5, 2013 11:17 pm ET

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The 2013 Lexington Selected Yearling Sale wrapped up on Saturday night at the Fasig-Tipton Sale Pavilion in Lexington, Kentucky with Cinnabar Hall topping the fifth and final session

Selling as Hip 665, Cinnabar Hall was purchased for $50,000 by John Como Jr. of Towaco, New Jersey. Consigned by Walnut Hall Ltd., the Groton Hall-Charms Chip colt's half-siblings include Kentucky Sires Stakes Championship finalists Chancey Hall (1:53.3 - $268,946) and Chaplin Hall (1:53.1 - $279,290).

A total of 111 yearlings were sold during Saturday's session for nearly $1.3 million producing an average price of $11,694. During last year's fifth session, 132 yearlings were sold for $1.66 million resulting in an average price of $12,576.

The five-day auction, which coincided with The Red Mile's Grand Circuit meet, saw 687 yearlings pass through the sales ring, selling for almost $27.4 million. The average price was $39,857. In comparison, the 2012 sale saw 684 yearlings sold for over $24.2 million, with the average price at $35,415.

The overall sale topper was Custom Fit, who sold for $475,000 during Tuesday's opening session. Custom Fit, who sold as Hip 80, was acquired by Jimmy Takter of East Windsor, New Jersey. The Cantab Hall-Gala Dream colt is the full brother to the sensational performers Pastor Stephen (1:52.4 - $1,058,188) and Father Patrick (1:53.4 - $489,895).

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